Transfer to UMass Amherst
Every year, we welcome more than 1,500 transfer students to the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Transfer students are a highly valued group of students in our community, with each student bringing various experiences and perspectives to campus.
As a transfer student, your journey towards your degree has already begun and we look forward to helping you take the next step on your path to achieving your goals at UMass Amherst! We understand the process of transferring may seem like a mountainous task and we are here to make it as easy as possible.
How many credits will you need to graduate from UMass Amherst? See which credits you can transfer, and how they will apply to your degree.
How to Apply
Students who are completing an approved associate degree at a Massachusetts community college may be eligible to apply through the MassTransfer program. Other transfer students should apply through the Common Application.
Important Dates and Deadlines
Spring Reply Deadline
Fall Application Priority Deadline
Fall Application Final Deadline
Enrollment Deposits Due
*Priority deadline: All applications received and completed by the priority date will be given full consideration for admissions to selective majors. Applications received or completed after the priority date will be reviewed on a space-available basis. Some programs may reach capacity prior to the final deadline.
Connect With Us
Our admissions counselors, student tour guides, and academic partners are eager to answer your questions and guide you through the admissions process.
Drop-in hours are an opportunity to talk to transfer admissions counselors and ask questions about UMass and the transfer process.
Note: If you are looking to pursue your degree or courses online through UMass Amherst, please contact University Without Walls. If you have previously completed a bachelor's degree and are seeking to pursue a second bachelor's degree, or if you looking to re-enroll at UMass, please contact the Registrar’s Office.
Other Ways to Connect
Choosing a Major
You are required to select an intended major, as well as choose an additional major of interest. We have nearly 100 to choose from, as well as a program to build your own major!